CARE (Creating A Responsible Environment) for the Cape & Islands welcomes a new member to their team. With support from a Capacity Building grant from Cape Cod Foundation and a grant award from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), CARE has been able to add a Deputy Director to its staff. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Adam to CARE. His experience, passion and knowledge of the region are what makes him perfect for this position.” Jill Talladay, Executive Director remarked. Adam Gracia joined as CARE’s Deputy Director July 10 and will aid CARE in promoting its mission across the Cape and Islands. When asked what CARE’s work means to Adam he stated “Whether the Cape and Islands is your home or home away from home it is its uniqueness that brought you here. CARE for the Cape & Islands provides the inspiration and means to ensure our community will thrive for generations to come.” It is fitting that Adam was raised on Cape Cod. He graduated from Sandwich High School and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in both Mass Communication and English from Westfield State University and he also received a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership from Webster University. He is not new to the nonprofit industry as he has worked nationally and locally in it with a focus on raising support for community resources, affordable housing, and disease research. Gracia still has his close ties to Cape Cod as he moved back to Chatham in 2016, giving him a firsthand experience of what can be done to help to promote environmental sustainability on Cape Cod & the Islands. Adam has been advocating for a more inclusive community through interaction with Cape Cod Young Professionals, Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, and Leadership Cape Cod. He is also a veteran with service in the Army National Guard and in the Ukrainian Foreign Legion. For more information about CARE for the Cape & Islands, please visit www.careforthecapeandislands.org CARE for the Cape & Islands™ Founded in 2012 as the Cape and Islands’ first travelers’ philanthropy initiative. More commonly known today as Impact Travel, CARE seeks to encourage, support, and create opportunities for visitors and residents to donate their “time, talent, and treasure” to help preserve and protect our region’s exquisite natural beauty, plant and wildlife habitats, Cape & Islands culture, and history. Its mission is to inspire stewardship to preserve and protect the natural environment, cultural and historical treasures of Cape Cod and the Islands.